'Honeytrap' murder tackled in new BBC drama


The murder of 16-year-old Shakilus Townsend in 2008 has been retold in a factual drama for BBC Three, featuring testimony from the victim's mother, Nicola Dyer.

The teenager was lured to his death in a "honeytrap" plot in Thornton Heath, south London.

Samantha Joseph, who was 15 at the time of the attack, her then boyfriend Danny McLean and five other teenagers were found guilty of murder.

In 2009, all seven were jailed for life. Joseph was told she would serve a minimum of 10 years in prison and McLean is currently serving at least 15 years.

The BBC's Sam Naz met the cast on set during filming.

BBC TV blog: Writer Levi David Addai explains why the drama had to have a heart.

My Murder is on BBC Three, Monday 26 March 2012 at 2100 BST.

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